Trenton M. Haltom
Research interests: men and masculinities, sexuality, health and the body, work and occupations, and sociology of sport.
Primarily, my research to date has focused on examining masculine identities within female-dominated spaces. I continue to build on this research by examining how occupational segregation and institutional structures shape the construction and performance of masculine identities.
By studying men in sports, the workplace, and also feminist attitudes, I contribute toward the growing body of work examining how men create, navigate, and maintain diverse masculinities in both female- and male-dominated spaces.
Further, I am interested in extending my research to examine men's health and the body. I am currently working on the health effects of head trauma among college students with Dr. Lisa Kort-Butler.
For my dissertation, I look forward to exploring how the "male gaze" affects men and their constructions of masculinity by using eye-tracking technologies and in-depth interviews to analyze how men view each other. In this mixed-methods work, I anticipate issues of homophobia, objectification, and relative deprivation will be at the forefront of my findings.
Schmitz, Rachel, and Trenton M. Haltom. Forthcoming. “‘I Wanted to Raise my Hand and Say I’m Not a Feminist’: College Men’s Use of Hybrid Masculinities to Negotiate Attachments to Feminism and Gender Studies.” Journal of Men's Studies.
Haltom, Trenton M. and Meredith G.F. Worthen. 2014. “Male Ballet Dancers and Heteromasculinity.” Journal of College Student Development 5(8):757-778.
Introduction to Sociology
Sociology of Sport
University of Houston, MA
University of Oklahoma, BA